August 22 – October 4, 2014
Yaakov Israel: The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey
Kathleen Robbins: Into the Flatland
The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston School of the Arts kicks off the Fall 2014 season with exhibitions featuring two contemporary photographers; Yaakov Israel and Kathleen Robbins. The exhibitions will be on view at the Halsey Institute August 22 – October 4, 2014. Admission is free. The opening reception on Friday August 22, from 6:30pm to 8pm will be open to the public and include complimentary refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres provided by ICEBOX and Whole Foods Market. Both exhibitions are curated by Mark Sloan, Director and Chief Curator at the Halsey Institute.
The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey, by Yaakov Israel, consists of images taken all over the country of Israel. Inspired by the Orthodox Jewish tradition of the Messiah (the Prophet) who will arrive riding on a white donkey, this 10-year photographic project features portraits and landscapes highlighting Israel’s diversity. This project is the result of Yaakov Israel’s search for a deeper understanding of his country and an attempt to relay his personal experiences on the Israeli reality with a broader sense of belonging to the global human collective.
Into the Flatland, by Kathleen Robbins, is a series of photographs documenting the land, people, and culture of the Mississippi Delta. The artist returned to her ancestral home as an adult in 2001 after completing graduate studies in New Mexico. She and her brother lived on the family farm for nearly two years, breathing life back into properties that had been long dormant.
ARTIST LECTURE WITH KATHLEEN ROBBINS
Fri, Aug 22, 5:30PM
Room 309, Simons Center for the Arts
54 St. Philip Street
Fri, Aug 22, 6:30 – 8PM
GALLERY WALK-THROUGH WITH KATHLEEN ROBBINS
Sat, Aug 23, 2PM
ARTIST TALK AND RECEPTION WITH YAAKOV ISRAEL
Tues, Sept 9, 7PM
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts
54 St. Philip Street
MEMBERS-ONLY CURATOR-LED TOUR WITH HALSEY INSTITUTE DIRECTOR MARK SLOAN
Thurs, Oct 2, 6PM
For more information visit http://halsey.cofc.edu/